Saturday, June 14, 2008
Barbarossa, High Admiral of Suleyman's Naval Fleet. King of the Sea as Suleyman called him. Barbarossa defeated the combined Genoese, Venetian, Maltese and Vatican fleet at the Battle of Preveza. It would take the Christian world 30 years to recover from this rout. Thus, Suleyman dominated the land and the sea. The Mediterranean turned into a Muslim lake. He died at the age of 82 and Suleyman mourned him more than he did his father.